“IT” Drive In

IT Drive InFamous for their poor-boy sandwiches, this is the “IT” drive-in restaurant, Lejeune, North Carolina. I’ll bet this was a happening place in the ’50s. (the card is postmarked 1955) What do you think of that airport-like control tower? On the back is a thoroughly entertaining message:

Dear Buzz,
We went to the beach at Surf City yesterday. It’s beautiful, all kinds of pretty sea shells too. I got some for Sherry. The undertow is terrific and sharks were swimming just about 30 yards off shore, so I didn’t dare do any swimming. Just got wet. On the way back we ran over a copperhead & Hook killed him with a log. He was hard to kill & horrible looking. It’s still windy here but the sun looks mighty good. Say hello to B & W for me.
Love Altha


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“IT” Drive In — 3 Comments

  1. That might have been a DJ booth on top of the building. Back in the ’50 & ’60’s there was a restaurant called Honey’s in Greensboro, NC that had a DJ booth for the local radio station. The booth was similar.

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  2. Rick:
    That might have been a DJ booth on top of the building. Back in the ’50 & ’60’s there was a restaurant called Honey’s in Greensboro, NC that had a DJ booth for the local radio station.The booth was similar.

    Wow, now that you’ve said it, that makes all sorts of sense. Can’t prove it, but perhaps someone will chime in that can confirm or deny your theory. Thanks Rick!

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    • It was a DJ booth – One of the local radio stations operated out of there on the weekend evenings – I believe at one time a cousin of ours worked the booth – he also worked at the radio station – in later years he owned what is known at The Tarheel Opry House in Jacksonville, NC, passed away a few years ago. My boyfriend back in the 60’s and I usually wound up at the “It” (Owned by the Vecchio family) on a Friday or Saturday evening after going to the movies – steak sandwich was delicious.

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